New appointment for AmCham Procurement committee
AmCham Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the new appointment of Mr. Tural Vazirov, Chief Commercial Officer at PMD Projects LLC, as a Chairperson, Ms. Natavan Mammadova, Supply Chain Manager at BP and Mr. Farhad Parvizi, Co-founder of iBloom consulting company, as a Deputy Chairpersons of the AmCham Procurement Committee.
Natavan Mammadova accomplished Tax and Legal professional with extensive experience in finance control, performance management, Supply Chain and Procurement with more than 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Tobacco Production and Professional Advisory industries with such countries like Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.
Born on 23 July 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Graduated from Azerbaijan University with Bachelor and master’s degree in law (1994 – 2000). Specialized in tax and customs advisory with focus on oil and gas special taxation regime. International Taxation course with Duke University, ACCA Professional Level.
Farhad Parvizi is a co-founder of iBloom consulting company. The company’s major focus is organizational growth through individual development: ‘Organization grows when I bloom” is company’s motto. With major focus on transformation support, leadership development programs and strategic HR consulting, iBloom aims to support transformation of both private and government enterprises.
Prior to establishing iBloom iBloom, Farhad has spent 24 years in both private and government enterprises and has diverse experience in both public finance, supply chain and procurement operations, aviation and logistics fields.
Farhad holds Master of Science is Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University, MBA in Operations Management from State Oil Academy and Georgia State University (Atlanta, US), Bachelor degree in Management and another Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering. Farhad is also Micromasters credential holder in Supply Chain Management from MIT. He is the author of the first popular book on economics in Azerbaijan - “Economic Self Defense Lessons”, the only economics book by Azerbaijani author in the Library of the US Congress. His is active economics blogger, news commentator and free market advocate.
We would like to thank Mr. Kanan Tabasaransky who previously served as a Chairperson of the committee for the dedicated and hard work, and wish him success in his new role as AmCham Board Member!
Also, we would thank Mr. Ahmad Hasanov, Former Deputy Chairperson of the committee for his commitment and passion for the work of the committee and wishing him success in all future endeavors.
BFI Committee`s February Meeting
On February 6, AmCham hosted BFI Committee`s Meeting.BFI Chairperson, Mrs. Aytan Rustamova, opened the meeting by welcoming members, guest speakers Sanan Hasanov (Demir Bank) and Nazim Mammadov (Alliance Group LLC) as well as informing the committee members on the achievements & challenges of the past year.Within the first part of the meeting Committee Chairperson passed the floor to the guest speaker of the meeting, Mr. Sanan Hasanov, the representative of Demir Bank who delivered a report on “EnergoCredit”, the collaborative project of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Demir Bank. The presentation was followed by Q&A session.Short bio of our guest speaker:Mr. Hasanov holds a master of Finance from Azerbaijan State University of Economy. He is currently working for DemirBank OJSC as Marketing Director. He has more than 10 years experience in banking sector in Azerbaijan. He has managed and implemented many local and international projects.During the second part of the meeting Mr. Nazim Mammadov, representative of Alliance Group LLC has delivered a presentation on “Case studies from Georgia on EnergoCredit project”. The presentation was followed by Q&A session.The Committee meeting finished by networking and one-to-one conversations.Powered by Froala Editor
BFI Committee`s March Meeting
On March 16, AmCham hosted BFI Committee Meeting.BFI Chairperson, Mrs. Aytan Rustamova, opened the meeting by welcoming committee members and guest speaker – Mrs. Julie Nutter, Director of the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation in the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.Within the first part of the meeting, Mrs. Julie Nutter delivered a very informative speech on “US Policy & Sanctions on Russia and Iran” followed by Q&A session.During the second part of the meeting, Mrs. Nutter introduced Mr. W. Stuart Huffman, Foreign Service Officer of the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, who joined her during the Q&A session.Short bio of our guest speaker:Julie Hagarty Nutter is the Director of the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (SPI) in the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). Prior to her current posting, she was the Economic Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Nutter was the Director of the Office of Development Finance in the Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Bureau. She previously served as the Economic Counselor in the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. During her Brussels tour, she volunteered for an Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader position and spent seven months in Iraq, mostly in Basra, working to improve governance capacity at the provincial level. In earlier jobs, she headed the Ukraine desk of the State Department in the run-up to the Orange Revolution, worked closely with other donors on G-8 and Balkan reconstruction issues, and did political and economic reporting during the Liberian civil war. Ms. Nutter has a Masters’ degree in National Security Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and a Masters’ degree in International Economics from Georgetown University. She has two daughters, and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Powered by Froala Editor
BFI AND CSR COMMITTEES` JOINT MEETING
On May, 18, AmCham hosted BFI and CSR Committees` Joint Meeting.Mrs. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu opened the meeting by welcoming participants as well as introducing Mrs. Natavan Mammadova as the newly appointed Director of AmCham Azerbaijan. Afterwards, she passed the floor to Mrs. Ayten Rustamova, Chairperson of BFI Committee, who introduced guest speakers to the audience – Mrs. Gwen Burchell, Director of United Aid for Azerbaijan (UAFA) and Mrs. Natavan Hasanova, researcher of Strategic Research Center of AR (SAM).During the first part of the meeting, Mrs. Burchell informed the participants of the meeting about UAFA and its activity. Afterwards, she passed the floor to her colleague – Mr. Saleh Nasirov – who provided the detailed information about the activity direction of UAFA, particularly pre-school educationm reabilitation centers and social support and also, creation of educational systems in four regions of Azerbaijan. Moreover, Mr. Nasirov presented a video clip about Child Development Center in Baku established by UAFA.Within the second part of the meeting, the floor was passed to Mrs. Natavan Hasanova who delivered a presentation on “Research Results on Corporate Social Responsibility at Azerbaijani Banks”. Along with the report on local activities, Mrs. Hasanova provided very thorough information on CSR activities in different countries (USA, China, Japanm Germany, Italy, Australia).In the end of the meeting, Ms. Aynura Piriyeva, Chairperson of CSR Committee, announced the organization of CSR Excellence Award in cooperation with P. World on October 1, 2.Powered by Froala Editor